Know Everything About Kratom Tea: Benefits and More

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Thailand and the neighboring countries traditionally make Kratom tea with dried leaves of the Kratom plant. There have been many uses of these leaves in the region since the 19th century. Specifically, they used it for its stimulating and energizing effects. Typically, they chew the leaves before being brewed into tea, which gives them a more substantial impact.

In this article, you’ll know everything about Kratom tea. It’ll discuss the benefits and side effects and how you can make Kratom tea. Read on to find out more.

How to make Kratom tea

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Many kratom lovers choose to use its tea to get the benefits and reduce the naturally bitter taste. Making it the right way makes it more enjoyable and palatable.

You’ll need the following to make yours:

  • One large pot
  • Meshed strainer or cheesecloth
  • Kratom powder of high quality
  • About 1 liter of water

Add water to your pot and bring it to a boil. Depending on your preference, you may add either powdered Kratom or whole kratom leaves. Simmer the tea for about 20 and 30 minutes, adjusting the time based on the number of benefits you’d like. After brewing the tea, strain it through a cheesecloth to remove any remaining leaves or powder. Put a little sweetener and citrus juice into a mug and enjoy. 

Sit back and relax with your homebrewed Kratom tea.

The best Kratom tea-making tips

  1. Use hot water, not boiling water.

If you boil water, Kratom alkaloids can degrade. However, the active compounds are relatively unaffected by high temperatures. We do not recommend that you add Kratom powder or crushed leaves to boiling water. After simmering the water for a few minutes, add the kratom powder to it.

  1. Use acid

Besides adding flavor, adding acidic ingredients such as lemons and apple cider vinegar can prevent Kratom’s alkaloids from degrading in hot water.

  1. Add sweetener

Despite the positive health benefits of Kratom, it has a very bitter taste, which is unbearable to some. Because of this, most people swallow its powder with a glass of water immediately after consuming it. By adding honey or sugar, you can mask its bitter taste. You can add ginger or cinnamon to your tea to disguise the flavor.

  1. Mix well

While making Kratom tea, it is common for the powder to clump in water. If you use a whisk, you can avoid these unpleasant tastes. Stir your tea well to prevent them. A matcha tea whisk is ideal for stirring the powder well.

  1. Dilute the tea

When preparing Kratom tea, you can add more water and reduce the amount of powder if you do not desire a bitter beverage. This way, however, may not lead to the desired results.

  1. The dosage should be correct.

You can use Kratom tea to see what benefits it can have on your body. You must, however, take the correct dose. You shouldn’t consume over two servings in a day. A serving of kratom averages about 2.4g per day. As a general rule, it’s best to start small and work your way up according to your desired results.

Benefits of drinking Kratom Tea

  1. It’s ideal for your stomach.

How you consume Kratom has a significant impact on the way it affects your stomach. If you drink the tea, you won’t get the insoluble fiber present in its capsules. It might still be acceptable to consume less than 7 grams of Kratom at a time, but if you’re eating more than that, it might be worthwhile to try a soothing tea. 

  1. Can boost your energy

The benefits of Kratom tea include regulating hormone production and optimizing metabolic processes. However, despite Kratom’s soothing properties, it is also effective in improving circulation.

  1. May reduce pain

Similar to opiates, Kratom tea’s alkaloids can reduce pain. Despite this, it is less addictive than other opioids, making it a safer choice for frequent consumption. Alkaloids bind to the opiate receptors in the central nervous system. This leads to the body producing endorphins and enkephalins, which block pain receptors.

How long does it take to feel the effects of Kratom tea?

Most people believe it takes between 30 and 45 minutes for the benefits of Kratom tea to be noticeable. Kratom works faster after chewing or swallowing. Chewing the leaves leads to faster absorption of the alkaloids found in the leaves. As for kratom tea, it is slightly different.

It typically takes 45 minutes for the absorption of the tea, as people take it in sips. It is the reason why there’s a prolonged absorption time.

Side Effects of Kratom Tea

Mind-altering effects and potential addiction are some of the significant side effects. The drug can suppress withdrawal symptoms and have opioid-like effects, so it may not be easy to discontinue. According to a recent report in Clinical Toxicology, the side effects of the drug are:

  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Agitation/irritability
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Seizures
  • Coma (loss of consciousness)
  • Renal (kidney) failure
  • In certain cases, death


People widely use Kratom as a pain reliever, mood enhancer, and alertness booster. Enhancing your performance and improving your well-being with meditation is one of the best ways to improve your well-being. When prepared as tea, you can extract Kratom’s active components that can be more bioavailable for the body to absorb. Even if you’re a first-time user of Kratom, you can make an enjoyable cup of its tea using the easy recipe presented above.

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